For goodness sake, how could we not help poor Drake! Approximately three years old, this Pit Bull-Hound mix was surrendered by his owner to the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina on February 28th. Drake had an old injury on his right rear leg. Based on x-rays, the vet determined that due to the age of the injury and the extent of nerve damage, amputation of the leg was the best option for Drake. The shelter went to work raising funds to cover the $500 amputation cost. Meanwhile, Drake had another serious obstacle for rescue placement: he was heartworm positive.
Gena and Tom Metcalf contacted RADAR on March 31st to see if we could help with Drake’s heartworm treatment. We immediately provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Drake. With all the funds raised for his leg amputation, the surgery took place on April 3rd. A few days later Dochas N Gra (Hope and Love) Animal Rescue in South Carolina agreed to take Drake!
On April 14th and 15th Drake received his heartworm treatment. Laura at the shelter told us this about Drake: “He is an all-around great guy, and really sweet. He’s good with people and dogs.” Victoria McGonigal with the rescue had this to share about him: “Drake is a very sweet good boy. He is getting along great with my other dogs. He loves to play and give kisses!” To see more photos of Drake, click here.
RADAR paid all of Drake’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $215.
UPDATE! With RADAR’s posting of Drake, we have passed a new milestone! With your donations, RADAR has now paid $100,000 to help 526 at-risk dogs get out of shelters and into rescues!
UPDATE! All funds for Drake have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Drake has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Drake:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Stacey Beall
Added on April 27, 2014.